Accounting Career Paths

As part of the "What Should I Do With My Life" video blog series, Kari Grittner, the Accounting Program Coordinator at Rasmussen College in Eagan helps us uncover accounting career paths. In this video, Kari will talk with us about accounting degree information and what you can expect with a career in accounting.

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Hi. I'm Allie Gray Freeland, and I am the host of the Rasmussen College video blog series, "What Should I Do With My Life?" I'm here today with Kari Grittner, who is the accounting program coordinator at the Eagan college campus at Rasmussen College. She's here today to talk with us about degree information as an accountant, and in addition to that, just what you can expect with a career in accounting.

KARI: A person can start in a two-year degree program and work as a bookkeeper, data entry, work in the accounting department. But really the four-year degree is going to allow a person to move into all different areas of accounting. So working with the general ledger and things like that.

KARI: It's difficult to pinpoint the types of accounting careers that a graduate can take, because the industry is so varied. You really can work in any industry in accounting. I can break it into two paths. There's public accounting and corporate accounting. Generally in public accounting, you're working for a public accounting firm, doing auditing and income tax, IT consulting, things like that with outside companies. If you work in corporate accounting, then you work for the specific company. And you might work in IT, again, internal audits, tax, finance, things like that. So there's really a lot of areas that an accounting graduate can go into.

ALLIE: Thank you so much, Kari, for speaking with us today about accounting degrees and career paths. For more information about the accounting degree program at Rasmussen College, please visit Thanks.